Dr. Amrou Sarraj

Study: Simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment

A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke.


Mya Shiess

UTHealth experts to discuss advances in Parkinson’s disease care Saturday, May 12

The advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that are helping retired endodontist William Gervasio, D.D.S., and others with this neurodegenerative disorder are the focus of a free public forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


Working on new treatments for stroke at UTHealth are Akihiko Urayama, Ph.D., and Louise McCullough, M.D., Ph.D. PHOTO CREDIT: Maricruz Kwon, UTHealth

Neurologists awarded NIH grants to explore causes of brain bleeds, dementia

Researchers at McGovern Medical School have been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore how the buildup of protein deposits in the brain can trigger dementia and stroke.


Dr. Sunil Sheth

Sheth awarded American Academy of Neurology grant for stroke research

The American Academy of Neurology awarded Dr. Sunil Sheth, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, with the Clinician-Scientist Development Award in Interventional Neurology.


Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D.

McCullough to be inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Johns Hopkins University will induct Dr. Louise McCullough, professor and the Roy M. and Phyllis Gough Huffington Distinguished Chair in the Department of Neurology at McGovern Medical School, into its Society of Scholars in early April. 


The Department of Neurology’s stroke program extends beyond the hospitals of the Texas Medical Center and even Houston as telemedicine is available for both acute and outpatient needs. Photo by Dwight C. Andrews/The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Office of Communications

Neurology expands telemedicine reach

A 77-year-old man in The Woodlands gets up from his favorite easy chair but, as he makes his way to the kitchen, suddenly falls on the unforgiving tile floor. Weakness on one side and slurred speech prompt loved ones to make an urgent call to 9-1-1.


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Researchers train damaging inflammatory cells to promote repair after stroke

White blood cells called neutrophils are like soldiers in your body that form in the bone marrow and at the first sign of microbial attack, head for the site of injury just as fast as they can to neutralize invading bacteria or fungi using an armament of chemical weapons.


UTHealth research: Misfolded form of pancreatic protein could induce type 2 diabetes symptoms

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease or bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), according to researchers from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).


McCullough honored with NIH Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

McGovern Medical School’s Louise D. McCullough, M.D., Ph.D., has won the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She will receive up to $4.6 million in funding for research investigating the impact of social isolation on stroke recovery.